The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Test Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Specialist
UK
Rank 828 913 916
Rank change year-on-year
+85 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 24 12 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.012% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.013% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 18 12 25
Median salary £45,000 £32,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -43.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £40,400
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £69,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -30.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
81194 94811 101108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.46% 96.44% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 67365 79575 84080
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Test Specialist in the job title.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Specialist
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +88 21 £46,000 +41.53% 3
London +76 9 £80,000 +146.15% 2
South West +25 9 £42,500 +6.25%
Gloucestershire - 5 £40,000 -
Stroud - 5 £40,000 -
West Midlands +12 3 £25,000 -58.33%
Somerset - 3 £42,500 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £45,000 -
City of London - 3 £46,000 - 2
County Antrim - 3 £45,000 -
Bath - 3 £42,500 -
Belfast - 3 £45,000 -
Warwick - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Bristol +10 1 £52,500 +31.25%
Solihull - 1 £25,000 -

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Test Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 18 (41.86%) Finance
1 18 (41.86%) Selenium
1 18 (41.86%) Test Automation
2 17 (39.53%) QA
3 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (27.91%) Java
4 12 (27.91%) SQL
5 11 (25.58%) Oracle
5 11 (25.58%) Test Management
6 10 (23.26%) Software Testing
6 10 (23.26%) Automated Testing
6 10 (23.26%) HP
7 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
7 9 (20.93%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (20.93%) Relational Database
8 8 (18.60%) Defect Management
8 8 (18.60%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
8 8 (18.60%) Test Strategy
8 8 (18.60%) ISTQB
8 8 (18.60%) Sun
8 8 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (18.60%) Siebel
9 7 (16.28%) XML
9 7 (16.28%) SoapUI
9 7 (16.28%) Mentoring
10 6 (13.95%) DevOps
10 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (13.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.33%) CICS
1 1 (2.33%) Confluence
1 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MS Office
1 6 (13.95%) MS Visio
2 5 (11.63%) MS Project
3 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) Relational Database
2 8 (18.60%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (41.86%) Selenium
2 7 (16.28%) SoapUI
3 6 (13.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (11.63%) JMeter
5 4 (9.30%) SpecFlow
6 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
6 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.98%) LabVIEW
6 3 (6.98%) LoadRunner
6 3 (6.98%) Rational Functional Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (4.65%) eggPlant
7 2 (4.65%) HP UFT
7 2 (4.65%) JBehave
7 2 (4.65%) JIRA
7 2 (4.65%) JUnit
7 2 (4.65%) Ranorex
7 2 (4.65%) RSpec
7 2 (4.65%) SilkPerformer
7 2 (4.65%) Subversion
General
1 18 (41.86%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.65%) Games
4 2 (4.65%) Retail
5 1 (2.33%) Advertising
5 1 (2.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) XML
2 5 (11.63%) .NET
3 3 (6.98%) CSS
3 3 (6.98%) HTML
3 3 (6.98%) Web Services
4 2 (4.65%) Ajax
4 2 (4.65%) RESTful
5 1 (2.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.65%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (4.65%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.33%) BBC
6 1 (2.33%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Unix
2 2 (4.65%) VMS
3 1 (2.33%) Android
3 1 (2.33%) Solaris
3 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) Test Automation
2 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (25.58%) Test Management
4 10 (23.26%) Automated Testing
4 10 (23.26%) Software Testing
5 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
6 8 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (18.60%) Defect Management
6 8 (18.60%) Test Strategy
6 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
7 7 (16.28%) Mentoring
8 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (13.95%) DevOps
8 6 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (11.63%) CRM
9 5 (11.63%) Functional Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Regression Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Smoke Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (9.30%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) Java
1 12 (27.91%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) C#
3 4 (9.30%) Python
4 3 (6.98%) C++
4 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.65%) JCL
6 1 (2.33%) C
6 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) ISTQB
2 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 5 (11.63%) ISEB
3 3 (6.98%) CREST Certified
4 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (39.53%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Oracle
2 10 (23.26%) HP
3 8 (18.60%) Siebel
3 8 (18.60%) Sun
4 4 (9.30%) IBM
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.33%) BT
6 1 (2.33%) Intel Security
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £31,424 to £42,570 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Salary: Up to £52,600 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago